After reaching 150 clinics in 35 cities in Romania in its first year of existence, the journey continues for MEDON | Medici Online and Group CEO Patrick Nordstjærne, who have launched the MEDON Academy PRO, a platform which aims to connect Romanian doctors with private clinics and hospitals in Denmark.
“We looked into a crystal ball and realized that Denmark and many other countries are facing a retirement problem because the number of retiring doctors by far exceeds the number of domestic graduating doctors. Our new Academy PRO will increase the mobility and flexibility and bring the doctors where the demand requires it,” says Patrick Nordstjærne.
Wanting to empower and train Romanian doctors and give them more tools in their pursuit of flexibility, better working conditions and personal job satisfaction, the MEDON Academy PRO online platform aims to train and prepare Romanian doctors for working abroad – Denmark in particular.
All candidates will go through a 6 month training programme at MEDON, which will give them the opportunity of employment in Denmark, after successfully completing the courses.
“We see more and more investment funds coming to Romania to buy big and cheap and many of the doctors we work with are not necessarily interested in the business model.” Continues the owner and founder of MEDON, which is part of the Sibus Group.
“We know our critics will claim that we are offsetting the balance, but in our opinion, a medical doctor becomes a better professional by training with the best, seeing new practices, standards and by learning different values. Our collaborators in Denmark are specifically targeting Romanian doctors because of their high standards, their work ethics and ability to adapt culturally and language wise.” Nordstjærne adds.
Currently in the process of completing the training groups with the intention of creating the right dynamics, every candidate is interviewed online and handpicked individually for the program, based on experience and personal qualifications. The weekly language courses are done online by native trainers, but once every 3 months, the participants gather in Bucharest for a full weekend of workshops and intensive personal development and language training.
“Our role – the role of MEDON – in the combined world of `Medici` and `Online` – the way I intended it – is to strengthen the professional level, to improve the patient experience and to optimize the use of medical doctors across Europe – for the benefit of all our patients.” States Patrick Nordstjærne.
If you are a doctor or know someone who might be interested in the programme, register for the MEDON Academy PRO here.
Medon will celebrate its 1 year birthday at the end of March, having been through a rough journey in its first year of existence, but with so many incredible and rewarding experiences as Patrick Nordstjærne puts it.